Fox & Fox got its start in 1981, when founder, Len Fox, made the move into real estate.
Originally from Alberta, Len earned his degree from the University of Calgary. He then ran a cattle ranch while he worked as Manager of Urban Development for the City of Calgary, eventually making his way to the Okanagan to work as an engineer for the City of Penticton. Len’s background in City Planning and Civil Engineering have proven to be very useful in his real estate career, giving him tremendous resources and a vast knowledge of the industry that are invaluable to his clients.
In 1991, Len joined the RE/MAX Penticton Realty franchise, which owned and operated until 2014. As the highest-ranked and largest real estate company in the world, RE/MAX was an influential part of the Fox & Fox business profile, and contributed significantly to our success. In his long real estate career, Len has seen a lot of changes in the industry at large, and the Penticton-area market in particular –he knows the good, the bad, and the ugly (and the beautiful!) of it all.
Len lost his heart to BC immediately after relocating here. He likes to tell his Alberta clients, “Spend one winter here, and you won’t want to leave. Spend a summer, and you never will.” True to his Okanagan spirit, Len owns a vineyard, where he loves to spend his free time. It has also helped him develop a keen sense for valuing vineyard and winery properties in the area.
On a personal level, Len is an active member of the Penticton community. For many years, he competed as a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team in endurance racing, winning the team Gold and individual Bronze medals at the 1997 Pan American Equestrian Games. Though he doesn’t ride as much, anymore, he still has his beloved (now retired) team of horses. Len is also well-known around Penticton for being a runner, a biker, a two-time competitor in Iron Man Penticton, and as that guy who sometimes leaves his keys, wallet, or iPad at one of his favourite coffee shops. It’s just that he’s usually engaged in chatting with clients or running around working on a deal! (On that note: should you happen to find Len’s keys, wallet or iPad, please return them to the office, we’ll owe you a coffee.)
Len loves to spend time with his family at their Apex cabin, ski and ride horses with his grandkids, and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan on his patio, with a glass of wine and his beloved wife, Janet.